Well, I’m not much of a morning person but I try to be. I was going to wake up at 8:20am to start my day before class but ended up sleeping until 9:15am. Keep in mind my class starts at 10:00am. So I got ready; brushed my teeth, brushed my hair, picked out an outfit, etc. I finished at 9:42am and decided to go get coffee.
I ordered the drink I always get: Medium Latte no flavoring or whip cream. Boring I know. I was waiting for my order from about 9:45am until 9:00am. I asked the woman if she had a slip, after about ten minutes, for my latte and she didn’t.
I wasn’t that bothered by the fact that it took 20 minutes to get my latte and I was late to class because you could tell the woman was new plus it was busy. She was dropping lids to the cups, spilling things, etc.
To be honest yes, I was a little anxious about being late to class. But I just reminded myself that I had been new before at a job and it is stressful. So I decided that trying make this woman’s day better by being patient was more important than being on time for class.
She gave me my latte and apologized but I made sure to tell her that she didn’t have to worry and I thanked her.
Coffee places tend to try and get people in and out as fast as possible since they’re so busy but what’s the rush? I’d like to think that I maybe made her day a little better by giving her the time she needed to get the job done.
What would you have done?